# Tagged Questions

Questions on optimizing Mathematica code for higher performance. This may mean faster execution, lower memory usage or both. Not to be confused with mathematical optimization.

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### Prevent infinite product from trying to evaluate?

Consider an expression involving several infinite and non-infinite products, like ...
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### Inconsistent performance of code

I'm trying to do some optimizations to my code to make it run faster, but it seems that there are inconsistencies in the performance of the code. Namely, the codes have different performance in ...
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### TimeSeries interpolation with time gap awareness

Is there an option for ResamplingMethod (or any other practical way) for specifying different behaviours of the interpolation, depending on, for instance, closest dates (on the ...
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### Table with programmatically specified number of iterators in Compile

Compare two ways of computing a table of values of a multivariable Gaussian: ...
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### Absolute minimum of a function

I would like to ask for some recomendations in order to get a faster result of a function evaluation to get the absolute minimum. In my desperate moments I have written the following code to get the ...
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### What's the most efficient way to load a very large dispatch table?

This question is possibly related to this topic, although I think I have something a little more specific in mind. Recently I've been working with dispatch tables for a project, since it seemed like a ...
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### Accessing the elements in a table is slower than calculating each time?

This is a follow-up of How to accelerate combinations and sum calculations here? I have tried all tricks but when N reaches 35 the time is still intimidating in a 16-core server, which is far better ...
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### Find extremal values while plotting

I have a parametric function {x[t],y[t]}. I then do ...
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### Using Map instead of For?

Since i am new to mathematica i tried to do some code with several for-loops. However i saw that mathematica is not efficient with for loops and discovered some functions like map etc. So my question ...
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### How to boost the performance of my own BSplineFunction

In my CAGD package, I implemented a CAGDBSplineFunction[] like built-in BSplineFunction[]. ...
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### Speedup matrix number multiplication

Consider this simple matrix number multiplication: ...
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### How to accelerate combinations and sum calculations here?

I have a 4d matrix H defined as below (embedded with combinations and sums) ...
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### Fast Eigensystem calculation

I have a code which finds the eigensystem for a matrix H = H0 + x HInt, where x is a variable which turns on the interaction. H0 is diagonal, and HInt is a sparse matrix (with about 400 states, I hope ...
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### Parallelization and efficiency improvement

Hey i am new to mathematica and at the moment i am writing some test code. It works but it is unrefined. I try to make it more efficient by using parallelization or other techniques. I wanted to ask ...
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### Speed up AbsoluteTime with string input

I have millions of strings representing dates in the form: "05-Mar-2004 10:15:00". I would like to convert these to absolute times. For example: ...
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### Fast Creation of Label Matrix for Use With ComponentMeasurements?

I am taking a lot of measurements from regions of interest in microscopy images and am finding that generating binary masks to use with ComponentMeasurements is rather slow (at least it's slow the way ...
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### Is there a way to tell how much time FindRoot is spending calculating Jacobians? [closed]

I am solving a large number of trascendental equations by scanning FindRoot over a bunch of seeds and a bunch of different parameter values, and I would like to ...
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### Speed Up Sampling of Perimeter of Polygon

I have a polygon whose vertices (points) are defined by some image coordinates that I have manually selected. The polygon is used to create a mask for a region of interest in a microscopy image. ...
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### Problems with NMaximize [duplicate]

The Objective function I would like to Maximize takes less than a second to evaluate. There are several packages needed to evaluate it, so I'm not showing it here. ...
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### Getting AbsoluteTiming to display in hours, minutes, and seconds

I'm doing some extended length calculations and was wondering how I could get AbsoluteTiming to display in hours, minutes, and seconds. I googled and found nothing, ...
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### Replace For with If in Mathematica way

I have this code: ...
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### Sampling a Dirichlet Distribution efficiently

I'm sampling a DirichletDistribution like so: ...
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### Writing Faster Mathematica Code - Sow and Reap?

I am applying Select function to a large list called xyCoordinateCentreCircle. The dimensions of the list are: ...
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### Mathematica Newmark Optimization

Here is my Mathematica code which implements the Newmark method to solve a equation of motion. The variable "ag" contains the accelerations from an earthquake record. Is it possible to optimize this ...
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### How to speed up NDSolve?

I have a program where I need to iterate NDSolve thousands of times for different configurations of a diffusion problem. The thing is, I only need about 3 digits of accuracy. I looked thru previous ...
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### Faster code for calculat in Integral include derivative

I saw this question How I can get faster I tried help that. But I can not understand. I want to write a faster code for: ...
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### RandomInteger: speed with long lists

I noticed an interesting effect with RandomInteger when looking at the time to create 10^8 random integers. The following code lines all take about 0.5 seconds on a ...
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### Is it better to completely forget about the existence of PowersRepresentations?

I noticed that in several cases the performance of PowersRepresentations is hugely worse than that of IntegerPartitions. (Mma 10....
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### Why are CoefficientRules and MonomialList so slow?

Why is CoefficientRules so slow in this example (v10.2 on OS X 10.11.4)? ...
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### Exporting a high-resolution GraphPlot of a very large graph (65,536 nodes)

Problem I have a very large graph of 65,536 vertices. GraphPlot yields: But the vertices are too dense to see in any detail, and attempting to use any of the on-...
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### How to speedup Plot3D with precompiled argument

I have a huge problem with my code: I estimate it to take hours to run. The scheme of the code is the following (I left the steps the same, but took much simpler functions): ...
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### Efficiently importing data into Mathematica

I have a graph data file infile.txt. 3 2 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 1 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 1 ...
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### Numerical inverse Laplace-Hankel transform

When trying to reproduce the result of this paper about numerical solution of Lamb's problem, I encountered the following double integral (to be more precise, the 0-order inverse Hankel-Laplace ...
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### Why timing of FindRoot is almost the same even if the function is speedup significantly

This question is almost the same issue as this one. However, it seems that it didn't draw enough attention. Now I encountered the same problem. I previously make this post, I will copy the code here. ...
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### What is the good source to study advanced custom coding in Mathematica [duplicate]

My question is, probably, too general ... I deal a lot with complicated symbolic evaluations, integrations, plotting. I have troubles with optimizing my codes. They come out way too slow. Google and ...
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### Strong glitch with Evaluate in Manipulate

I'm experiencing a strong evaluation problem for a Manipulate box and I can't find the best solution yet. Here's a MWE to show the glitch : ...
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### Calculate the ESP Grid based on Density Grid

I want to build a fast way to convert a density grid file into a grid file of the respective electrostatic potential (ESP; also known as MEP, the molecular electrostatic potential). This ...
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### Is there a linter to help write good Mathematica code?

I don't do much real programming, but I've recently been turned on to Atom, which has linter plugins for over 50 languages to make coding easier (most drawing on pre-existing lint-like programs). In ...
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### Can this simple loop with several counters be improved or parallelized

I am running the following calculations. The timing for H = 2000 is about 8 days on my machine. Can this be parallelized or improved upon in some other way. Also I am trying to avoid storing the ...
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### Fast implementation of Metropolis-Hastings update with multiple sets

This is an optimisation question rather than something I am unable to do. I have a naive, primitive working version of the code (I submit it below) but I am trying to make it work faster. I am asking ...
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### Speed up computation of sum from large matrix

I have a 3x3 matrix (252^3) of data (densities) and I want to compute a correlation xi from nearest neighbours as well as a sum involving a check whether the density is in a certain bin. The ...
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### Is it possible to speedup these simple linear algebra operations

I'm trying to numerically solve some equations using splitting operator method. The solver I construct iteratively constructs a matrix and feeds it to LinearSolve. ...
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### Give a element rank list of a list

SeedRandom[417] list1 = RandomChoice[Range[22, 28], 4] {22, 24, 26, 23} We can get the rank list ...
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### How to calculate a continuous function once and access values later?

I have a function that involves a numerical calculation: h[v_]:=NIntegrate[f[x]*Log[p[x, v]], {x, -Infinity, Infinity}] I need to visualize how well a bunch of ...
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### Twin Prime Max Gaps (Performance Tuning)

Ok, let's build a foundation here: A common way of testing primality, is dividing by all primes smaller than the number's square root. For instance, $97$ is prime because dividing by none of the ...
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### Sudden changes in performance

Last week Mathematica was working fine. At the beginning of this week I went on a trip and it slowed down. I ran Needs["Benchmarking`"] BenchmarkReport[] The ...
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### How to compute the boundary of a group of ellipse efficiently?

Update1 I discovered that the bountary of a series of ellipses consists of the following three parts Part (I): the first ellipse's effective black-segment; Part (II): the effective ...
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### FourierCoefficient performance

I encountered weird performance issue while using FourierCoefficient[]. I narrowed it down to calculating $n$-th coefficient for $\cos(nx)$. ...
Consider this list of $2\times 2$ matrices: list=RandomReal[{-2,2},{500,2,2}]; Now compare timings of Apply and ...